From GLSA to GLOBAL
GLSA had been a familiar
abbreviation to most students at
UH for the past eight years, but
these initials for the Gay and Lesbian Students Association are now
Members of GLSA voted to
change the group's name to the Gay,
Lesbian Or Bisexual Alliance, and
use G.L.O.B.AL. for the new acronym.
The purpose of the change
was to be "more inclusive," said
Rodney Hakes, the treasurer and
membership coordinator for the
"I am very happy about that.
It might open the door for more
people to feel comfortable and become involved," said Lisa
Breitenfeldt, the activities coordinator.
The change from GLSA to
G.L.O.B.AL. was not the first for
The Gay Liberation Front,
in 1971, was the earliest incarnation of the group, but it was not
recognized by the university.
In 1973, the Gay Activists
Alliance formed and was the first
gay student group in Texas to be
recognized by a university. They
amended their name in 1978 to include lesbians.
A second group, called Gay
Resource Services, formed in the
early '80s to concentrate on service
activities, but both groups had disbanded by 1984.
GLSA was formed in 1985.
Since then, spin-off groups have included: Oppression Under Target, a
short-lived activist group; Delta
Lambda Phi, a gay men's fraternity
that is currently re-organizing, and
Straight But Not Narrow, a recently
formed support group with non-gay
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Taking the CEO Challenge
Students showed off what
they had learned in college by spouting off facts such as when and where
Malcolm X was assassinated and what
the largest crop produced by the Chinese is, in exchange for prizes and
free food from the Council of Ethnic
Students were challenged to
put their knowledge about other cultures to the test at the Satellite Hill
as part of the CEO's annual Cultural
Challenge quiz game.
Trang Phan, CEO president
and senior English major, said, "This
game is designed to test students'
knowledge of different cultures
around the world, just to see how
much they know."
CEO is the official representative body for the ethnic and international organizations at UH. It also
serves as the medium for ethnic and
international concerns on campus. In
addition to the annual events, CEO is
instrumental in co-sponsoring numerous programs with more than 60 of its
"Students who walk by are
asked to stop and take the quiz. A
group of five or six students must
answer a list of 10 questions, and the
person with the highest score wins
the round. The winner must then pick
a number between one to 20 and receive the prize with the matching
number already taped to it," Phan
Fernando Somoza, a graduate chemistry student, said, "It was a
challenging and diversified game. I
am would encourage others to take
the quiz to find out how much they
know and don't know."
The Afro-Cuban Ensemble
performed several selections while
contestants penciled in their answers
and received complimentary pastries.
Winners from the rounds averaged scores of 60, with the exception
of three students who scored 80 points.
The prizes included such items as T-
shirts, coupon books and a backpack.
Mark Flores, a senior music
composition major, said, "The questions were good and fair. I learned
about other countries and cultures in
college, through my history classes. I
would definitely encourage others to
take the challenge-it should be mandatory."